The evening commute on Interstate 40 in Raleigh is often a sea of brake lights. Soon, commuters may be able to navigate the stretch of interstate by bike.
“This provides recreational opportunities, it protects the environment, it reduces congestion, and it promotes economic development and a healthy community,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Sig Hutchinson.
Proposed bike lanes would run from Trenton Road in west Raleigh to Airport Boulevard.
Hutchinson calls the proposal transformational for the area. A similar bikeway in Colorado has earned high praise, and Hutchinson said he believes it would have the same effect here.
“We need more transportational options,” he said.
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